Is ESXi really unsupported with MicroServer Gen10+ and Pentium G5420?

voodooFX

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I know this sounds almost a stupid question, given that ESXi 7 should run just fine on pretty much any recent dual core 64bit-x86 processor, but since even Patrick in his review stated that he used the Xeon 2224 version of the MicroServer to test ESXi because the G5420 was not supported, I wonder how real this is.
I mean, is it "unsupported" because VMware engineers thought that they are too cool to test the poor-man G5420 version or are there real technical reasons to avoid the G5420 if you want use it with VMware ESXi?

Did anyone tried?
 

voodooFX

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yes sorry, I was a little too sarcastic maybe :)

but if the reason is simply that they haven't tested it, well that's fine.
I already have two units with Xeon 2224 and since I'd need a third one mainly to play with vSAN I thought buying the G5420 version would be a good way to save some money
 

Evan

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I would bet it probably works fine but seems all the deals on the e-2244 have gone away.